This week I didn’t get a whole lot of time to crochet. Hubby and I are in Niagara Falls & Toronto to celebrate our 5th Wedding Anniversary while Mermaid is hanging out in the house with my In-Laws. I have to admit, I love my daughter more than anything in the entire universe, but it is really nice to have a week alone with just Hubby reminding ourselves how much fun we can have when it is just us two. If your a parent make sure that you take at least a weekend with your partner so that you can have this kind of relaxing fun. I swear it has been 4 days since I had to change a diaper or worry about making sure every meal is balanced and not just pizza! I am loving it.
Before I left I was busy packing and didn’t want to start a new project so I got out the Bavarian Lace blanket that I started a while back and have been trying to get done. I am going to give you a tip that it took me way to long to figure out – if you are going to make a queen sized blanket don’t expect to do it all in one go. You are going to want to put it down and come back to it at least once or twice. Otherwise you run the risk of burning out working on it and it will become one of those UFO’s in the back of the closet you will never finish but will cause you guilt and stress whenever you come across it.
This blanket is the first time I have worked with Bavarian Lace and I am loving it. The pictures in the pattern book are just so amazing that I couldn’t resist when I saw it on the shelf at Joann’s and I went and bought the yarn the same day. Honestly this is a super easy stitch set to work with. Once you get the foundation started you are just working in pairs of rows to make the same stitch pattern over and over. The way the rows are linked with back post stitches gives it the single line of color under each ridge and I am loving it. The hardest part I have found is working 8 BPTR Decreases because you have to work 8 stitches at one time and it takes up a lot of room on the hook. That is it people.
Ok. I am off to see more of Toronto now, and hopefully find a little yarn shop to spend some time going through! If you want to read about my trips make sure to check out my other blog at ABustlinghome.com!
Go be the best hooker you can!